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question about cat 5 to cat 3 adapters

I have a question about cat 5 to cat 3 adapters, i have all my wireless equipment downstairs, im trying to get some connection upstairs but i cant really run an ethernet cable there, so im thinking about converting a cat 5 to cat 3 and then use my house's cat 3 wiring to install a extender upstairs and then use a cat 5 to cat 3 adapter again to plug into my range extender, will this work ? or i should just get a powerline extender   

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I have a question about cat 5 to cat 3 adapters, i have all my wireless equipment downstairs, im trying to get some connection upstairs but i cant really run an ethernet cable there, so im thinking about converting a cat 5 to cat 3 and then use my house's cat 3 wiring to install a extender upstairs and then use a cat 5 to cat 3 adapter again to plug into my range extender, will this work ? or i should just get a powerline extender   

Cat 3 sucks. Go power line 

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I have a question about cat 5 to cat 3 adapters, i have all my wireless equipment downstairs, im trying to get some connection upstairs but i cant really run an ethernet cable there, so im thinking about converting a cat 5 to cat 3 and then use my house's cat 3 wiring to install a extender upstairs and then use a cat 5 to cat 3 adapter again to plug into my range extender, will this work ? or i should just get a powerline extender   

 

CAT3 is meant for voice, you can also do 10Mbps (10BASE-T) Data as well. While it's highly unrecommended, you could in theory use a CAT3 and acheive a maximum of 100Mbps or a 100BASE-T over shorter distances (like 100ft or less). Also, you could have a certain amount of issues, like crosstalk or packet drops, interferrence.... However this means you will have to re-terminate the cables, which requires some knowedge on your side, but shouldn't be too hard to do.

If you feel this is complicated, you can always go powerline but even then the speed and stabillity depends on your electrical installations. That's why you should take the CAT3 option into consideration. Doesn't hurt to try right?

 

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CAT3 has 3 twisted pairs, and it's meant for voice, you can also do 10Mbps (10BASE-T) Data as well. While it's highly unrecommended, you could in theory use a CAT3 and acheive a maximum of 100Mbps or a 100BASE-T over shorter distances (like 100ft or less). Also, you could have a certain amount of issues, like crosstalk or packet drops, interferrence.... However this means you will have to re-terminate the cables, which requires some knowedge on your side, but shouldn't be too hard to do.

If you feel this is complicated, you can always go powerline but even then the speed and stabillity depends on your electrical installations. That's why you should take the CAT3 option into consideration. Doesn't hurt to try right?

 

Thanks for the advice, im planning to get a tp link TL-WPA4220KIT since its the cheapest in my region, similar solutions from brands like d-link and linksys cost almost twice as much and given my house is quite new (only a few years) it should work fine 

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Thanks for the advice, im planning to get a tp link TL-WPA4220KIT since its the cheapest in my region, similar solutions from brands like d-link and linksys cost almost twice as much and given my house is quite new (only a few years) it should work fine 

My experience with TP Link has been good Powerline wise. I find my Netgears to be better, but TP Link's value for money is great.

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